S.717 - Community Provider Readiness Recognition Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Donnelly, Joe [D-IN] (Introduced 03/11/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/06/2015 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.717 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/11/2015)
Community Provider Readiness Recognition Act of 2015
Directs the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to jointly develop a system by which a non-Department mental health care provider who provides health care to members of the Armed Forces or veterans shall receive a mental health provider readiness designation if such provider meets eligibility criteria relating to: (1) knowledge, comfort, and understanding with respect to the culture of members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and family members and caregivers of such members and veterans; and (2) knowledge regarding evidence-based treatments that have been approved by such Departments for the treatment of mental health issues among such members and veterans.
Requires such Departments to: (1) jointly establish and update a registry, which shall be available to the public, of all non-Department mental health care providers that are currently so designated, and (2) update all lists maintained by such Departments of such non-Department providers by indicating the providers that are currently so designated.